Helsinki-Vantaa HEL Airport Terminal Map Overview

Main Terminal / Concourses at Helsinki-Vantaa HEL Airport

Helsinki Vantaa Airport' passenger terminal is partially divided into  Domestic (T1)  and International (T2)  terminals - both joined by a 250-meter internal pedestrian walkway, and surrounding parking facilities & hotels. The airside is not divided by international/domestic traffic, but by Schengen & non-Schengen traffic.  Transfer desks are located at T1 and at T2,  gates 25 & 31.  The Arrivals level is divided between Terminal 1Arrivals 1) and Terminal 2 Arrivals 2A & 2B - each one having their own baggage claim and lockers.

   
T1, the small DomesticTerminal area, located at the south-eastern tip of the terminal complex, with Departure Hall 1 and check-in desks 101-114,  is home to members of the Star Alliance. T1has gates 11 - 23.

    T2, the International Terminal area, houses all other airlines, airline gates Departures Hall 2, 3  4 and check-in desks numbered 201-232, 240-271 & 400-423.  T2 has recently undergone renovation work giving it a fresh look. As part of the ongoing 6-year development program until 2020 - already at service are a total of 62 check-in machines, 14 baggage drop machines & a new 5-lane security checkpoint able to serve 3,200 passengers per hour, as well as renovated shopping areas, more border control kiosks with biometric ID technology, renovation of waiting & baggage areas between European & long-haul flights, enhanced border control capacity, a large duty-free shop at T2 - while new restaurants opened gradually in 2016.
T2 has airline gates 24 - 38.
Amenities & services inside the two passenger terminal areas include a growing number of food & drink and retail & tax-free concessions,  Sampo bank branch, ATM cash machines, currency exchange,  Finnair Spa & Saunas, Finnair service desk, mail box, rental car counters, free internet kiosks, travel bureaus, pharmacy, book swap, playroom, parking payment machine, hair salon, as well as lounges (see below). The pre-security area of the passenger terminal offers cafes, a grocery store open 24/7, and the new 'Restaurant World'.
    Airline lounges:
Almost@home Lounge - gate 32 - accessible to all passengers (with small kitchen, dining area & living room)
ASPIRE lounge by Servisai - gates2--28
Finnair Lounge - gates 25-26 (Priority Pass members have rated the Finnair Lounge 'Best Lounge in the World 201')
Long-Haul Lounge by Finnair - gate 36
SAS Business Lounge - gate 13
VIP Center - open on request 24 hrs - at Terminal 2, check-in level.

T2's Expansion Project (ongoing until 2020) will create a two-level building - with an Arrivals and a Departure level:  Phase 1 was completed May 2016.
- Phase 2 is to be completed, by summer 2017 - when the terminal area will have increased (on separate Arrival & Departure levels) by a total of 6,850 sq.meters. Phase 2 also includes renovation of the apron, with 4 new  parking spaces for wide-body aircraft, and installation of 3 double-boarding bridges. Simultaneous boarding through two passages at the carrier's  front & center will significantly expedite both boarding & disembarking.  T2's retail facilities will be upgraded, and an additional South Wing will be added to the non-Schengen area.

Passengers transferring to another flight: 
- If you have a boarding pass for your connecting flight, proceed to your departure gate. If you do not have a boarding pass yet, go to the Transfer Desk located near gates 24 or 30.
- All passengers who transfer from a non-EU country to an EU country must go through the security checkpoint. 
- If your baggage has not been checked through to your destination, you have to collect it first at the baggage claim hall, then go through check-in and through security control - make sure you check your connecting departure flight time again.

'GoSleep' sleeping pods  (looking like giant eggs) have recently been introduced in the secured areas.

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